Wingnuts Love Trump’s Jerusalem Madness

As I said yesterday, about the only people who are happy with Trump’s appalling and disastrous decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel are those on the Christian right in this country. They’re proving that by lavishing him with praise for it. (more…) Read more

Porter Dodges Questions on Roy Moore’s Positions

For some weird reason, Roy Moore has hired wingnut extraordinaire Janet Porter, she of the “fetal heartbeat” bill, as his spokesperson. And while most spokespeople would be trying to get the media to focus on policy positions instead of the sex scandal, she seems to want to talk about anything but that. (more…) Read more

A Police Officer Finally Held Accountable for Murder

In a rare situation, a police officer has been held truly accountable for killing an unarmed black man. Michael Slager, a former cop in South Carolina, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing Walter Scott as he tried to run away during a stop, then lying about it. (more…) Read more

Coal Companies Mad About Tax Bill

Trump made extravagant and wildly unrealistic promises that he would bring back the coal industry, which is as reasonable as trying to make the horse and buggy industry boom again. But the new tax cut bill has the coal companies very angry, saying it will destroy them. (more…) Read more

Hannity and Bannon: The Deep State is Going to Arrest Us!

Sean Hannity and Steve Bannon have their persecution fantasies cranked up to 11. Hannity went on the daily Breitbart radio show with Bannon and the two of them agreed that the “deep state” may arrest both of them for their unwavering support of Donald Trump. (more…) Read more

Staver Goes All ‘Spiritual Warfare’ on Opposing Attorneys

Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, is calling down the wrath of God on the attorneys on the other side in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. He’s asking God to intervene to confuse the attorneys and to make the Supreme Court rule the way he wants. But he starts with a fake persecution tale: (more…) Read more

The Absurd ‘Slavery’ Argument Against Discrimination Laws

The Christian right is trotting out a new argument against laws that forbid discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (but only that form of discrimination) as the Supreme Court considers the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Making businesses serve gay people is slavery! Tony Perkins says so: (more…) Read more

Trump Jr. Invokes Attorney-Client Privilege with His Father

In an absolutely bizarre turn of events, Donald Trump, Jr. invoked attorney-client privilege to refuse to answer questions before the House Intelligence Committee about conversations he had with his father about his response to the story about the meeting in Trump Tower. Neither is a lawyer at all, much less for one another. (more…) Read more

Trump Organization Fighting the War on Christmas

As in previous years, Donald Trump panders to idiots with his inane claim that saying “happy holidays” is a “war on Christmas” and that he’ll make it okay to say Merry Christmas again, but his company continues to talk about “holidays” rather than Christmas. (more…) Read more

Whistleblower: Flynn Promised to End Russian Sanctions

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, has released a letter he sent to the chair of that committee about new allegations from a whistleblower who says that Michael Flynn had promised to get rid of the Russian sanctions early in the Trump administration, giving the green light to building nuclear power plants all over the Middle East, a project for which he was being paid. (more…) Read more

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